The BCCI’s 8-member Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) arrived in Dubai. The Unit of the BCCI will focus on curbing corrupt social media offers during the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). It will educate players through ‘video counseling’ ‘. The eight-member BCCI team led by Ajit Singh will remain in quarantine for 6 days.
Singh has already stated that the IPL starting on September 19 is safer than the earlier tournaments as it will be played in a bio-safe environment. The stadium will not have spectators and fans will not be allowed to come to the team hotel.
ACU will talk to all eight teams separately and this session will be more useful for young players who do not have the experience of international cricket. Many experienced players are already aware of the rules of ACU.
This time there will be video counseling: Ajit Singh
Singh said, “This time there will be video counseling and it won’t be done on one to one basis. We can do it in a group as well as individual basis depending on what is possible and we will do it one by one (with all teams). We have also hired sports integrity agencies and will use their help in bet monitoring activities, if any suspicious clients are there.”
Bookies can try to contact players through social media:
The players will be told that the bookies can try to contact them through social media or phone (WhatsApp). Singh said, “Even in India if we do need information, we do exchange information with ICC so that stays that it is. Nothing suspicious has been reported so far. We have two security liaison officers with each team.
ACU will start the session after completion of the quarantine period:
Former Director-General of Rajasthan Police said, “They are the ones who are keeping an eye on the bubble.” The ACU team will start the session after the completion of six days of the quarantine period and it will be organized keeping in mind the practice sessions of the teams.